Tribute Garden

The Joseph Banks garden was developed by the Society and offers a tranquil oasis in the centre of Horncastle. It is a Tribute Garden to Sir Joseph’s interest in botany and includes many plants with a connection to him.
They represent specimens either seen and catalogued on the Endeavour or collected by gardeners who were sponsored by him.

For background info on the garden click on + to right
The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire J. A. C. Godfrey CBE formally open the Sir Joseph Banks Tribute Garden in 2010, the garden was supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Greenshoots and East Lindsey District Council and displays a large selection of planted species associated with Sir Joseph the noted 18th century botanist and long serving President of the Royal Society. The project was coordinated by the Vice Chairman Jean Shaftoe from Fulletby with the hard landscape design by Vee Reed and the planting scheme by the late Gwen Grantham.

Much of the work was carried out by trainees from the Linkage Community Trust.

A dear friend to the society and master gardener the late Gwen Grantham.

A dear friend to the society and master gardener the late Gwen Grantham.

Today we have an established garden which attracts many visitors, our garden team led by Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne is currently looking forward to the new 2019 season when we hope to have more information material available for visitors.

The Garden Now


Traces of You

The map below shows the original locations for a selection of the plants in the Tribute Garden.


Garden Booklet

An illustrated booklet with images, accompanying notes and supplementary information is available, click on “Add to Basket” below.


Plant Listings

For a complete list of the plants, click on the + in the box below

Click on + to right for plant listings
The table below shows the scientific & common names for each plant together with the family and region where the plant was initially discovered. Clicking on the scientific name will provide more information.

Please note that this is a work In Progress, and is currenly incomplete.

Label No. Scientific name Common name Family Region
0101 Abutilon vitifolium ‘Album’ Chilean Tree Mallow MALVACEAE South Chile
0102 Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Cootamundra Wattle LEGUMINOSAE Australia
0103 Acacia dealbata Florists Mimosa LEGUMINOSAE Australia
0104 Acacia retinodes Swamp Wattle LEGUMINOSAE Australia
0201 Agapanthus africanus African Lily AMARYLLIDACEAE South Africa
0202 Ajuga reptans Bugle LAMIACEAE Europe
0203 Alstroemeria pulchella ALSTOEMERIACEAE South America
0204 Anemone ?? RANUNCULACEAE Asia
0301 Astelia chathamica ‘Silver Spear’ Maori Flax ASTELIACEAE New Zealand
0302 Astelia nervosa ‘Westland’ Mountain Astelia/Bush Flax/Kakaha ASTELIACEAE New Zealand
0303 Brachyglottis repanda ‘Frosty’ Bushman’s Friend COMPOSITAE New Zealand
0304 Brachyglottis repanda ‘Silver Waves’ Bushman’s Friend COMPOSITAE New Zealand
0401 Brachyglottis repanda ‘Sunshine’ Bushman’s Friend COMPOSITAE New Zealand
0402 Callistemon citrinus ‘Splendens’ Lemon Bottlebrush MYRTACEAE Australia
0403 Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush MYRTACEAE Australia
0404 Carex testacea Orange New Zealand Sedge CYPERACEAE New Zealand
0501 Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ Japanese Quince ROSACEAE Asia
0502 Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ Double White Banksian Rose ROSACEAE China
0503 Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Yellow Banksian Rose ROSACEAE China
0504 Coprosma repens ‘Lemon and Lime’ Mirror Plant RUBIACEAE New Zealand
0601 Cordyline australis Cabbage Tree ASPARAGACEAE New Zealand
0602 Correa backhouseana Backhouse Australian Fuchsia RUTACEAE Australia
0603 Dianella caerulea Blue Flax Lily XANTHORRHOEACEAE Australia
0604 Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Kowhai LEGUMINOSAE New Zealand
0701 Dicksonia antarctica Soft Tree Fern DICKSONIACEAE New Zealand & Australia
0702 Escallonia rubra ‘Crimson Spire’ Escallonia ESCALLONIACEAE ??
0703 Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia hybrid cultivar ESCALLONIACEAE ??
0704 Eucalyptus mitchelliana Buffalo Sallee? MYRTACEAE Australia
0801 Sophora tetraptera Large-leaved Kowhai LEGUMINOSAE New Zealand
0802 Strelitzia reginae Strelitzia/Bird of Paradise STRELITZACEAE South Africa
0803 Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Hummingbird Fuchsia ONAGRACEAE South America
0804 Geranium sessiliflorum ‘Nigricans’ Short-flowered Cranesbill GERANIOACEAE New Zealand
0902 Gunnera magellanica Baby Gunnera GUNNERACEAE Southern South America
0903 Gunnera manicata Giant Rhubarb GUNNERACEAE Brazil
0904 Uncinia uncinata Hook Grass/Kamu CYPERACEAE New Zealand
1001 Veronica perfoliata Digger’s Speedwell PLANTAGINACEAE Australia
1002 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sir Joseph Banks’ Lacecap Hydrangea HYDRANGEACEAE Japan
1003 Indigofera heterantha Himalayan Indigo LEGUMINOSAE Asia
1004 Ipomoea ?? ?? CONVOLVACEAE ??
1101 Kerria japonica Kerria ROSACEAE China and Japan
1102 Kniphofia ‘Bees Lemon’ Red-hot Poker XANTHORRHOEACEAE ??
1103 Kniphofia ‘Strawberries and Cream’ Red-hot Poker XANTHORRHOEACEAE ??
1104 Lavandula pinnata Fernleaf Lavender LAMIACEAE Canary Islands & Madeira
1201 Leptospermum ?? Tea Tree MYRTACEAE ??
1202 Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ Tea Tree MYRTACEAE Australia and New Zealand
1203 Libertia grandiflora Satin Flower IRIDACEAE New Zealand
1204 Lilium henryi Tiger Lily LILIACEAE Asia
1301 Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle CAPRIFOLIACAEA China and Japan
1302 Macleaya cordata Five-seeded Plume-poppy PAPAVERACAEA China and Japan
1303 Zantedeschia aethiopica Calla Lily ARACEAE South Africa
1304 Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ Chinese Silver Grass POACEAE Asia
1401 Nerine bowdenii Cape Flower AMARYLLIDACEAE South Africa
1402 Olearia phlogopappa ‘Combers Pink’ Dusty Daisy-bush COMPOSITAE Australia
1403 Olearia solandri Coastal Daisy-bush COMPOSITAE New Zealand
1404 Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius Sea Rosemary/Tahinu COMPOSITAE Australia and New Zealand
1501 Paeonia delavayii Tree Peony PAEONIACEAE China
1502 Passiflora caerulea ‘Constance Elliott’ Passion Flower PASSIFLORACEAE South America
1503 Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ Mock Orange HYDRANGEACEAE North America and Asia
1504 Phormium colensoi Small New Zealnad Flax XANTHORRHOEACEAE New Zealand
1601 Phormium tenax ‘Cream Delight’ New Zealand Flax XANTHORRHOEACEAE New Zealand
1602 Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Garnettii’ New Zealand Pittosporum PITTOSPORACEAE New Zealand
1603 Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Irene Paterson’ New Zealand Pittosporum PITTOSPORACEAE New Zealand
1604 Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ New Zealand Pittosporum PITTOSPORACEAE New Zealand
1701 Plectranthus argenatus Silver Spur Flower LAMIACEAE Australia
1702 Prostanthera cuneata Australian Mint Bush LAMIACEAE Australia
1703 Prostanthera ‘Poorinda Ballerina’ Hybrid Mint Bush LAMIACEAE Australia
1704 Tulbaghia violacea Society Garlic AMARYLLIDACEAE South Africa
X Dianella tasmanica Tasmanian Flax Lily XANTHORRHOEACEAE Australia
X Eucalyptus pauciflora Snow Gum MYRTACEAE Australia
X Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’ Griffith’s Spurge EUPHORBIACEAE Asia
X Grevillea ‘Canberra Gem’ Spider Flower PROTEACEAE Australia
X Hebe salicifolia Willow-leaf Hebe PLANTAGINACEAE New Zealand and Chile
X Hebe glauca-cerebra ?? PLANTAGINACEAE ??
X Magnolia denudata Magnolia/Lily Tree MAGNOLIACEAE China
X Podocarpus chameleon ?? PODOCARPACEAE ??
X Viola hederacea Australian Violet VIOLACEAE Australia


In The Beginning